Study & Impairment

Leuphana University aims to offer an appropriate and welcoming learning environment to all its students.The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its guiding principle of inclusion, which opposes discrimination and promotes equal opportunities for participation in society, are guiding principles for action.

The pages "Study and Impairment" are aimed at (prospective) Leuphana students with disabilities or chronic illnesses. These pages are intended to help you find your way around the university and to inform you about your rights.

In order to ensure that you have equal opportunities in your everyday study life, there are various options and contact persons available. Please refer to the subpages of this portal (hardship application and waiting semesters, compensation for disadvantages, financing, legal foundations and contact persons) for more information.

Students in foyer ©Daniel Sumesgutner
Students walking through the lobby of the main auditorium

Disability Mainstreaming

The objective of gender equality and diversity work at the university is to further embed the strategy of disability mainstreaming, which does not compensate for supposed deficits of individuals, but rather takes the topic of inclusion and the concerns of people with health impairments into account at all levels. Disability' is understood to arise from the interaction between people with impairments and barriers. These barriers hinder equal participation in society and often lead to exclusion.